|Forum topic by widwotkma||posted 11-21-2011 07:54 AM||2544 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-21-2011 07:54 AM
I have had my DC for less than 6 months, and for now use a basic 4” clear, flexible hose which I drag it from machine to machine (I plan to install permanent piping eventually, but you know how that goes…). I use the Dust Right connection system from Rockler to connect the hose to each machine.
This was working fine, but I noticed about a month ago that the hose had started to rip along the wire where the hose attached to the DC. I figured it was due to stress on the hose (DC is a cyclone and the hose attaches high up from the floor) so I added a 90 degree elbow so the hose would be hanging straight down towards the floor.
Last night while working on a project I noticed the hose was practically falling apart, with a huge rip in the middle of the hose, and another started near the end of the hose. Also, the wire is now sticking out near the connection to the DC, having basically ripped thru its plastic casing. Basically, the hose is worthless and literally disintegrating.
I live near Dallas, and the temps this summer were pretty intense. My garage is not cooled, so I’m sure it was 100+ in the garage at times. I can’t think of anything else that would cause this to happen, especially in such a short period of time.
Has anyone else had this issue, and is there a flex hose available that is more durable and tolerant of heat?
Thanks in advance…